Vietnam Vets = Wing Luke + FANHS 11/11

We will be screening the Filipino American Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project the Wing’s theatre on Saturday November 11th 2017 at 10:30am, in commemoration of our Vets.

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Filipino American Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project

In honor of Veterans Day, The Wing will be showing short films featuring Filipino American, Chinese American and Japanese American veterans throughout this day. Free with regular admission; $2 off military discount.

FANHS Filipino American Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project – November 11, 2017   27 minutes  Pereda Yano Productions

“Three years ago FANHS (Filipino American National Historical Society) began filming the memories and experiences of Filipino American Vietnam veterans in a round table format.  What usually would be a 90 minute session turned into a 4 hour marathon with the men telling stories they had never shared before. Ador Yano filmed the session while I was leading the conversations which were the best interviews I ever conducted.”  – Dorothy Cordova, FANHS Executive Director

This 27 minute film contains excerpts from those discussions, led by Dorothy Cordova and organized by John Ragudos, a Vietnam veteran and FANHS member who was instrumental in convincing the veterans to tell their stories. Dorothy, along with her late husband Fred Cordova, founded FANHS in the 1980s.

FANHS is still thriving and capturing the histories of Filipino Americans throughout the country. Dorothy, a well known and respected historian and archivist, continues as the Executive Director and resides in Seattle. She is the author of `Filipinos in Puget Sound” (2009 – part of the Images in America series by Arcadia Publishing, Seattle: WA).

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Filipino Americans in Washington State

The Filipino Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest (http://www.fccpnw.com/) commissioned Pereda Yano Productions to produce a short video for its celebration of Filipino American History Month on October 6th. The FCCPNW President Tony Ogilvie wanted to highlight the history and legacy of Filipino Americans in Washington State. With permission from Dr. Dorothy Cordova, Founder/Executive Director of Filipino American National Historical Society, we showcased archival images from the FANHS collection to give a historical overview of Filipino Americans in Washington State. The Honorable Dolores Sibonga narrates OUR story in this 8-minute video.